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Pre-Service Teachers and Web 2.0 Tools PROCEEDINGS

, , Texas A&M University-Commerce, United States

World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Web 2.0 tools’ “what you see is what you get” allows students “to create knowledge in visual, aural, spatial, and textual forms” (Adcock & Bolick, 2011). Web 2.0 tools provide learners opportunities for improving their creative abilities and provide an environment for participation and collaboration (Greenhow, Robelia, & Hughes, 2009). Bolick, Berson, Coutts, and Heinecke (2003) believe the major challenge and issue for the 21st century education is to prepare its teachers to be technologically efficient in the classrooms. This study examines how a teacher education program prepares its teachers to use Web 2.0 tools in their teaching and learning and explores their willingness to use Web 2.0 tools to assist and enhance classroom instruction.

Citation

Lin, M.Y.E. & Davis, J.L. (2012). Pre-Service Teachers and Web 2.0 Tools. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2012 (pp. 2471-2474). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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